Argos statement on Jeff Knox Jr.

TORONTO – On Saturday evening the Toronto Argonauts were made aware of multiple charges being laid against linebacker Jeffrey Knox Jr. in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Jeffrey Ali Knox Jr., 28, is wanted on two counts of attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of carrying a firearm without a licence. Other charges on the warrant include one count of not to possess, use, manufacture or control a firearm and one count of recklessly endangering another person.

The charges stem from an Oct. 23 shooting in the South Side Flats area of Pittsburgh in which two men were injured and hospitalized, said Cara Cruz, deputy public information officer for Pittsburgh Public Safety.

Cruz said the Pittsburgh Police department issued the arrest warrant on Friday.

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, police and paramedics responded to what is called a "Shotspotter alert" and 911 calls about the shooting at about 11:50 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene at the intersection of E Carson and S 17th streets, police found two men with gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital in stable but serious condition.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction, police said. Officers closed the area after the shooting while they investigated.

"The investigation is ongoing," Pittsburgh Public Safety said on its website.

In both Canada and the USA a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. I am sure the Argos will cut Knox once he is proved guilty. Right now he is alleged the person who committed the attempted homicides ! There is the possibility he is wrongly accused and the Argos acting prematurely would be an embarrassment to the organization.

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